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Cuckoo clocks have become inextricably tied to the Black Forest, but the first known reference to the modern style German cuckoo clocks actually came out of Augsburg in the mid-1600s. No one knows for sure when the first cuckoo clock appeared in the Black Forest, but by the mid-1700s there were several clockmaking shops located throughout the region.
There are conflicting legends as to how to cuckoo clock came to be, but nobody disputes the fact that its design was borrowed from the iconic Black Forest architecture. Over the years, the basic mechanisms within the clock have remained constant, but there have been several updates and modifications to the outside of the clocks.